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humerus, humeri, humeral

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (H)
No Taxon humerus, humeri, humeral
Explanation of Names
Latin humerus shoulder.
Identification
humerus noun, plural humeri, adjective humeral - the "shoulder", referring to different anatomic structures in different groups. Often referred to as humeral angle. In the different groups:
Beetles (Coleoptera), the lateral basal angles of the elytra
Flies (Diptera), the anterior superior angles of the mesothorax
Grasshoppers (Orthoptera), the femur of the fore-leg
Bees and Wasps (Hymenoptera), for some groups, the sub-costal vein
Photos illustrating various usages of humerus and related terms:


Gordh (1) lists a number of related terms, including:
humeral angle
humeral bristles
humeral callus
humeral carina
humeral lobe
humeral plate
humeral suture
humeral veins
humeralis
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, entries for humerus and related terms (1)
Internet References
Jardine's Dictionary of Entomology--humerus
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.